Venezuelan migrants in northern Ecuador face a number of barriers, including discrimination and a lack of income-generating opportunities. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to expand economic opportunity and promote human rights. Our grantee partner Misión Scalabriniana (MSC) works with migrants and local Ecuadorians to promote inclusion in local schools and small business development training as well as establishing integrated savings and loan groups. Through these activities, MSC fosters civic engagement, social integration, and enterprise development in communities in northern Ecuador with large migrant populations.
This grant is part of the IAF’s commitment to support displaced Venezuelans and communities impacted by the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.